The Artists Folio: as a Site of Inquiry

This unique exhibition presents a selection of folios from Bradford Museum and Galleries print collection featuring lithographs by LS Lowry, David Hockney, Sonia Boyce, Chris Ofili, Hew Locke - from the Rivington Folio, INIVA, William Rothenstein’s 1921 dry-points ‘Landscapes of War’; Glen Baxter’s humorous lithographs and Patrick Caulfield’s boldly coloured screenprints.

The exhibition spans a printmaking renaissance over the 60s, 70s and 80s in particular. A series celebrating the 2012 London Olympics features Bob and Roberta Smith, Martin Creed, Rachel Whiteread and Tracey Emin. On loan is a framed Intaglio set celebrating twenty-five years of Angela Flowers Gallery, London, including Nicola Hicks, Glenys Barton, Renny Tait and Tai-Shan Schierenberg - all past and future exhibitors at Bradford Museums and Galleries, with other well known artists such as Patrick Hughes and Peter Howson. Guest-curated by Professor Paul Coldwell, University of the Arts, London. Visitors will see full sets of prints in their entirety, displaying the full series and sequence of prints, as the artist originally intended.

A full colour publicaton, The Artists Folio, accompanies the exhibition.

The prints by Glen Baxter featured in the exhibition are available to purchase, along with the prints featured in the Angela Flowers 25th Anniversary portfolio.

AppEar: Audio pens accompany the exhibition for visually impaired visitors.


January 2015 – January 2018


Hirer responsible for insurance value from receipt to return.

Running Space

Approx. 70m running wall space

Contact details

Sonja Kielty, Curator (Exhibitions), Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, telephone: 01274 436027 email: [email protected]

Exhibition Contents

86 framed prints (ranging in size from approx. A3 up to A1); 2 portfolio cases; 3 frontice pages; printmaking tools; A3 reproductions x 8; 1 A0 introduction panel; 10 A2 information panels; labels for each work; publication available for retail in shop; design for exhibition flyer/invitation; design for events programme leaflet; activity table for children; selection of reading material for reading corner; AppEar audio pens and labels for visually impaired visitors.

Venue to provide

Insurance; onward transport (or return to Cartwright Hall Art Gallery, Bradford), replacement packing materials, gallery warding, attendance figures, education programme and press/media coverage.


Fee includes one way transport. Hirer to return or transport to next venue.

Funded by Arts Council England.